Blizzard Releases Three StarCraft 2 Mods

After weeks of beta-testing, Blizzard has officially released three StarCraft 2 mods, available in-game through battle.net. Though distinct in gameplay, they all share on thing in common: they are parodies of other companies’ intellectual property.

Aiur Chef

Ah, the protoss homeworld of Aiur. It just hasn’t been the same since it was reduced to a smoking ball of ash and corpses. Fortunately, the planet’s culture lives on: through its cuisine.

Supporting up to eight players, Aiur Chef sends culinary enthusiasts on scavenger hunts for ingredients to complete recipes in round-based challenges. Mixing inventory management, tactical ability deployment, and raw speed, this mod blends skill and strategy into a tasty stew of psionic fun.

StarJeweled

StarCraft meets Bejeweled: players match jewels to generate resources–and spend them to attack with StarCraft II units, countering enemy forces and destroying their base.

Supporting solo vs. A.I., co-op vs A.I., and player vs. player, this mod, for up to four players, improves upon the well-known Bejeweled game by introducing StarCraft elements. StarCraft makes every game 200% more betterer.

Left 2 Die

A cooperative mod that pits players against waves of zerg infested, Left 2 Die is akin to a multiplayer version of the Outbreak mission from the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign.

During the night, players must protect their bases against infested terran hordes, including “special” infested like the kaboomer–sound familiar, Left 4 Dead players? During the day, players take the offensive to eradicate infested settlements and win the game.

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